Duke Divinity School Library joins Atla Reciprocal Borrowing program

Duke Divinity School Library now participates in the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing program, which includes theological libraries across North America! This means that students at Duke Divinity School can set up accounts to check out books at participating libraries nationwide. Similarly, Duke Divinity School Library now caters to patrons whose home library is a part of the Atla network.

Here is a map and a spreadsheet of participating libraries.

Duke Divinity Students: Use the map or spreadsheet to find an Atla member library near you. Note that the spreadsheet includes basic borrowing rules for each institution (number of books you may check out, etc.) as well as the contact information for a librarian at that school. You will need to contact the librarian listed on the spreadsheet in order to learn their process for setting up an Atla borrower account, and you will need to provide them with proof that you are a current Duke Divinity student.

Visitors to Duke Divinity School: If you come to the Divinity Library as a current student at an Atla-affiliated institution, please contact a member of the circulation staff and we can create a local user profile with a specific Atla check-out card. Please bring a school ID and proof of current enrollment with you on your first visit.

Atla users at Duke can: 
+ Benefit from the Divinity Library’s on-site collection of 250,000 volumes
+ Check out up to ten (10) books at one time
+ Have a 4-week lending period
+ Renew one (1) time
+ Check out onsite circulating books from the Divinity School Library only
+ Make use of the Divinity Library’s Reference Room
+ Make use of the in-building scanners

Atla users at Duke cannot: 
+ Check out books from other Duke libraries
+ Request scan and deliver
+ Check out more than 10 books
+ Check out items from reference, reserve, or special collections, or journals/periodicals
+ Make use of Inter-library Loans, TRLN, or BorrowDirect.

The Divinity Library collection is predominantly in the subject areas of biblical studies and doctrinal and practical Christian theology, as well as history of Christianity and Christian denominations, with smaller collections in other religions and philosophy. We have a robust collection on the history and theology of the Wesleys and Methodist/Wesleyan churches and movements.